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EXPLORE 2020 UPDATE: Over the past few months, we have seen increasing global disruption due to the impact of COVID-19. With our focus on the health and safety of our customers, partners, and employees, we have made the decision to cancel Explore 2020 in Las Vegas. At this time, we understand the needs of our customers to focus on their employees, customers and business. For more information, please visit

Explore 2020 will be here before you know it! You’ve saved the date on your calendar. You know what sights you want to see, the topics you’d like to hear about most, and which colleagues to have by your side. But maybe there’s a topic that hasn’t been discussed before, or one that you’d simply like to hear more about. So, have you considered speaking at Explore?

QAD Explore is an excellent opportunity to share your thoughts, business experiences and best practices as they pertain to your industry. Join our growing community of agile, effective manufacturers and share your unique perspective with industry peers, ERP specialists and subject matter experts!

Be the Buzz at Explore

We’re looking for engaging presenters to help lead the conversation at Explore and shed light on topics that resonate most with our manufacturer audience. Have an idea, but unsure about your public speaking abilities? We have your back. If you plan on discussing your experiences with advanced technologies, for example, try framing your presentation so that those who are less familiar with these technologies are able to understand. Supporting your thoughts with facts and figures also helps to ensure audience retention.

Quality content is important, but according to research, what you say to an audience isn’t as important as how you say it. We recommend providing opportunities for your audience to ask questions, interact with one another and actively participate. It’s all about delivering the right information and making it memorable—don’t just create the buzz, be the buzz!

Propose an Explore Session Topic

To get started, tell us what you’re most interested in talking about and submit a presentation abstract no later than December 13, 2019. All presentation submissions must be original content and should contribute to the QAD experience with valuable insights, benefits and results. We will not accept any presentations that have already been given, at Explore or otherwise.

Be sure and review all presentation abstract submission requirements too, as well as our suggested topic ideas, with everything from cloud ERP upgrades and conversions to industry best practices. Submissions should include some or all of the following:

  • The business value of the work, method or approach used
  • Outcomes, benefits or KPI improvements
  • Lessons learned (positive as well as negative)
  • Tips and tricks
  • Abstracts should be no more than 150 words

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: December 13, 2019
  • Notifications to selected speakers: January 17, 2020
  • Final presentations due: March 31, 2020

We advise our partners to share this call for speakers with their customers as they will need to apply directly. Primary speakers will receive complimentary registration for the conference! QAD partners interested in speaking at Explore must contact Tracy Doyle at for sponsorship details.

See You in Las Vegas!

QAD Explore 2020 registration opens in December. In the meantime, stay up-to-date on everything Explore by following us on social media as well as our hashtag #QADExplore. We look forward to navigating the future of manufacturing ERP together in fabulous Las Vegas!